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The Australian Perth Mint has released a new 1 oz. 999 silver coin to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the invention of the Periodic Table.

Also known as the periodic table of elements, the Periodic Table is a display of chemical elements, arranged by their atomic number, electron configuration and recurring chemical properties. It was created by the Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, who is also known as the Father of the Periodic Table.

The new coin is struck by the Perth Mint and issued as Tuvalu legal tender.

The reverse of the coin features a portrait of the Russian chemist, with colored atomic symbols of the periodic table elements indicating the anniversary date “150 years”. The “Periodic Table” is inscribed to the center-right of the new coin. The reverse was designed by Natasha Muhl. 

The obverse displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It further includes some specifications of the new coin such as its denomination and silver fineness.

The coin has a limited mintage of 10000 coins.

Source: Perth Mint